OSU Today

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Sea star wasting on the Pacific Coast linked to virus, scientists say (Oregonian)

Chris Suttle, a marine virus expert at the University of British Columbia, and Bruce Menge, professor of interactive biology at Oregon State University, were not part of the study. Both said the study, though it did not definitively identify a virus as the cause of the disease, was very persuasive. (see also Huffington Post)

School apologizes to rape victim (ESPN)

The president of Oregon State University has apologized to a woman who alleged in 1998 that she was raped at a party by four men, including two university football players. (see also Chronicle of Higher Education)

OSU engineers identify method of preparing frozen red blood cells for transfusions (News-Medical)

Engineers at Oregon State University have identified a method to rapidly prepare frozen red blood cells for transfusions, which may offer an important new way to manage the world’s blood supply. (see also Medical Xpress)

Oregon doing well in limiting unneeded antibiotics (KTVZ)

AWARE is partnering with the Oregon State University College of Pharmacy to offer educational information and activities promoting appropriate antibiotic use and hand hygiene during a free public event called “AWARE on the Square,” set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, November 21, at Pioneer Courthouse Square, 701 SW 6th Avenue in downtown Portland. They also are providing free flu vaccinations for uninsured adults from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Researchers identify “Goldilocks Effect’ of reclassification on high school ELLs (ED Week)

High school students may sink rather than swim if it is too easy to exit English-learner status. By contrast, when exit standards make like Goldilocks and increase to a level of difficulty that is just about right, the transition from English-learner to “fluent English proficient” status has little impact on subsequent achievement levels or graduation rates. So suggest the results of a new study by Joseph P. Robinson-Cimpian, an assistant professor of quantitative and evaluative research methodologies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Karen D. Thompson, an assistant professor of education at Oregon State University.

OSU students upgrade cars for use by kids with limited mobility (Gazette-Times)

The new car was built by faculty, staff and students from Oregon State University. They teamed up last Tuesday night to convert seven toy cars for use by children who have limited mobility. Now, they have a way to move around independently that also is fun. Perhaps just as important, it’s a way they can play with other kids.

Strategies to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals (Pharmaceutical Journal)

The bacteriophage enzymes have two big advantages over conventional antibiotics, says Bruce Seal, a former USDA microbiologist, now at Oregon State University, who led the work. One is that they are highly species-specific — they will only attack the target bacteria, leaving other helpful gut bacteria alone. The other is that they do not seem to be prone to resistance, despite the fact that they have long been in an arms race with their bacterial hosts.

OSU student views for beauty title (Gazette-Times)

There’s more camaraderie than cattiness behind the scenes there, she said, but there is some fear when it comes to answering questions from the judges. Thanks to viral videos, all beauty contestants know it is possible to botch an answer badly. (Enter “beauty contestants blowing their question” in a search engine, and there is no shortage of horrifying results.) The sophomore psychology major at Oregon State University, who is active in the Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, said she isn’t worried about that.

Market features goods from locally-owned woodlands (Clackamas Review)

A Local Forest Products Market is being hosted by Oregon State University Extension Service and the Build Local Alliance from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Clackamas County Event Center, 4-H Exhibit Hall, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby.

Today

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 16-22: OSU is joining this nationwide effort with service projects, educational events and dialogues, and donation/fund drives. Create awareness, education, and understanding surrounding issues of hunger, homelessness, food insecurity, and poverty as it affects those in our community and world. Calendar of events and details are available at this website and below: http://sli.oregonstate.edu/hhweek. Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1511307232453845/.

Learn about Canvas on Tuesday Nov. 18, 9-10:50 am. Webinar training for all OSU instructors and staff on using Canvas. Attend the webinar from any computer with an Internet connection, or come to Kidder 202 to watch with colleagues. No password or registration needed; just click the webinar link and enter your name a few minutes before 9 a.m. The webinar will be recorded and available for one month following the event. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough

OSU SciComm Brown-bag: Science and Story. Kevin Ahern and Pat Kight will present Tuesday, Nov. 18, noon – 1 p.m., LPSC Seminar room 402. More info. http://bit.ly/osuScicomm

Improving Service to International Students at OSU: A Storytelling Workshop to Examine our Biases: The Campus Coalition Builders invite you to a Lunch and Learn session to examine our biases that can get in the way of better serving OSU’s International student population.  The workshop is designed as a storytelling workshop and provides an opportunity to make a personal commitment to improving our aspiration for a more globally welcoming climate at OSU. Nov. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 206, The workshop is open to students, staff and faculty.  For more information, contact Rachael Weber, Rachael.weber@oregonstate.edu

NEW! It’s On Us: A community dialogue on the language used to describe sexual assault, and a discussion on what Oregon State can do to become a safer and more inclusive community takes place at the Eena Haws Native American Longhouse on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

TAC Workshop: Countdown to Canvas, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  In this workshop we will cover the basic course layout and tools in Canvas, and provide hands-on help to instructors on adding course content and setting up assignments, tests and the grade book. We support working with migrated content, course templates, and building sites “from scratch.” Tues. Nov. 18 2-3:50 pm. Location:  Bexell 120. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1Cnic75

Thorsness retirement: Please join us as we honor Brian Thorsness for his 32+ years of service to OSU at a retirement gathering on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Union LaRaza Room 208.

Horticulture departmental seminars: Patty Skinkis, associate professor, OSU horticulture, will speak on “Grapevine yield management: A story from the vine’s perspective,” Nov. 18, 4 p.m., ALS 4000.

OSU-Cascades Science Pub: Oregon State University – Cascades continues its Science Pub offerings with a presentation by Adam Schultz, a professor of geology and geophysics in OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences.  Schultz will present “In Hot Water: Investigations Beneath the Earth’s Surface Using Electromagnetic Methods” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins in Bend. Networking and food and beverage service begin at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. Free but reservations required.  Space is limited to 100 guests.  To register, visit  http://www.osucascades.edu/sciencepubs.

International Fair: A trip around the world, but without the jetlag! The INTO OSU International Fair, hosted in the International Living Learning Center, gives participants the chance to learn more about the diversity of cultures represented at Oregon State University. Stop by and sample food, write your name in a different language or observe the traditions of a dozen different cultures! Free and open to the public. Nov. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., ILLC. For more information, contact Casey Glick, casey.glick@oregonstate.edu

Tsoo King public lecture: Ed Chapman, University of Wisconsin Department of Neuroscience, will speak on “New wrinkles in Botox use-traveling into the brain,” Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., LPSC 125.

Spirituality in Physician-Patient Relationships:  Do questions of spirituality and religious meaning arise in physician-patient interactions?  Should physicians participate in prayers or other religious rituals?  Join a panel of four local physicians who will address the treatment of the physical body and its spiritual and religious implications.   Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 p.m., in the MU Journey Room.

Upcoming Events

NEW! SEIU 503 Local 083: Local 083 classified employees will be volunteering at the Linn-Benton Foodshare at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Gerber Hall on Wednesday evening Nov. 19.  If you’d like to join us, we will be gathering at 5:45pm to work from 6 to 8 pm. preparing food baskets for Thanksgiving.

NEW! Children’s Party: The Children’s Holiday Party is the oldest running event that MUPC plans. Register your child (ages 5-10) for a fun day of crafts and entertainment. Event is free. Space is limited. Dec. 6, MU. Noon to 4 p.m. Register by Dec. 1, noon at sli.oregonstate.edu/chpl

Recovery open house: The Collegiate Recovery Community will be hosting its first Open House of the 2014-2015 academic year on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from noon to 5 p.m. in McNary 125. Our student members are in recovery from various substance abuse issues and are committed to living life free from alcohol and drugs. The event is open to anyone in the Corvallis community who is in recovery, who is an ally to recovery, or anyone who is just curious about collegiate recovery.

Afternoon Public Sale at the OSUsed Store: The OSUsed Store is open for its public sale Wednesday, noon to 3 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street. Personal purchases must be made during public sales. Departments may shop 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or during public sales on Wednesdays. For more information, visit our website.

Celebrating Fulbright Reception: This event is to honor and recognize members of the OSU community who are or have been involved with the Fulbright Program, one of the premier international educational exchange programs, now in its 68th year.  Wed., Nov. 19, 2-3:30 p.m., MU Journey Room. For more information, contact Adria Buncal, adria.buncal@oregonststate.edu.

Be Heard: “Be Heard” is an open session created with everyone in mind knowing that as global citizens, we are being impacted by many humanitarian crises including war, natural disasters, and health epidemics in our world. Whether you’re an international student, faculty or staff or a domestic student with ties to a foreign country, this hour is for you to be heard. Wed., Nov. 19, 4 to 5 p.m., ILLC 450/452. For more information, contact Manbeena Sekhon, Manbeena.sekhon@oregonstate.edu.

Lectures and Webinars

NEW! Fall 2014 Water Resources Seminar Series: Lori Cramer, Oregon State University, will speak on “Resilient People and Places: The Role of Community Partnerships in Preparing for Coastal Disasters,” Wednesday, Nov. 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Kearney 305.

NEW! TAC Workshop: Countdown to Canvas, with Lynn Greenough (TAC).  In this workshop we will cover the basic course layout and tools in Canvas, and provide hands-on help to instructors on adding course content and setting up assignments, tests and the grade book. We support working with migrated content, course templates, and building sites “from scratch.” Thurs. Nov. 20, 9-10:50 am., Location: Bexell 120. Questions? Contact Lynn Greenough of Technology Across the Curriculum. You can find out more about Canvas and the migration here. Please register here: http://bit.ly/1Cnib2S

NEW! Center for Global Health Information Session: Meet the Director of the Center for Global Health (CGH) and learn about global health activities on campus and abroad. CGH is a community of learning and service that brings together faculty, students, and staff at OSU, with alumni and partners around the world, to generate knowledge that promotes equitable and sustainable health development solutions globally. Thu., Nov. 20, 10-11 a.m., Bates Hall 204.

NEW! Environmental Health Science Trainee Colloquium: This month’s colloquium highlights the research of Carey Donald and Scott Lafontaine. Thursday, Nov. 20, noon – 12:45 p.m., Hallie Ford Center Room 115. More info. at http://superfund.oregonstate.edu/colloquium All welcome!

NEW! Curricular Designs for Global Learning NAFSA Webinar: Thu., Nov. 20, noon-1:30 p.m., Valley Library-Willamette Room, How are colleges and universities re-imagining undergraduate curricula and majors to help students thrive in a globally interconnected world? Leading experts will share models of curricular designs driven by mission-level global learning commitments and aligned with clearly articulated student learning outcomes.

NEW! Safety on Campus: At the Nov. 20 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Teresa Bloom, Oregon State Police lieutenant, will discuss steps to protect public safety at OSU. Triad meets in the MU, room 211, from noon to 1. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. A catered lunch is $11. Contact University Events, 541-737-0724, to save a seat.

NEW! Boren, Fulbright and Critical Languages Scholarships – Funding Opportunities for U.S. Students to Study Abroad: All three sessions will take place in University Plaza – Suite 280.  Thu., Nov. 20 (Boren from 3-4 p.m., Fulbright from 4-5 p.m.) and Fri., Nov. 21 (Critical Languages from noon-1 p.m). For more information, contact LeAnn Adam, leann.adam@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Combating Climate Change: Will a carbon tax fly in Oregon?:   Join us for a public forum on carbon pricing viewed from three distinct perspectives: economics (Jeff Renfro: Senior Economist and Jenny Liu: Assistant Director or the Northwest Economic Research Center), legal (Nancy Shurtz: University of Oregon Law School Professor), and public policy (Kirstin Eberhard: Senior Researcher at Sightline Institute).   Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m.  OSU Linus Pauling Science Center – Room 125.

NEW! The 2014 Thomas Condon Lecture at OSU will be presented by T.C. Onstott, a geologist and expert on unusual microbial life forms in the Arctic and deep beneath the surface of the Earth. Titled “The Hidden Universe,” it will be Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. More information on the free public lecture is available online at http://bit.ly/13T29UC

NEW! 2014-15 Provost’s Hiring Initiative faculty forum: If you are a department head/chair, a search committee chair, or any other academic faculty member who may review/evaluate/provide feedback on candidates for one of this year’s Provost’s Initiative searches, this forum is for you.  Members of the Provost’s Hiring Initiative review committee will brief you about the about the goals, expectations, and requirements of this year’s initiative, and provide a chance to discuss questions, concerns, and resources. Nov. 21, 8-9:30 a.m., Kidder 202 (streamed at live.oregonstate.edu). For accommodation, contact Anne Gillies (541-737-0865) by noon Nov. 20.

Supporting LGBTQ+ active duty service members, cadets and veterans.  Beth Zimmerman from CAPS will be joining us in discussing military history and present human rights supported for LGBTQ+ service members, prospective service members, and veterans. This will be held on Nov. 19 from 10 to 11 a.m., in the MU Board Room.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Programs Round-Table: Wed., Nov. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU Journey Room, OSU currently offers more than a dozen short-term faculty-led study abroad programs that facilitate unique learning opportunities in more than 15 countries. Faculty and Staff (both experienced and new) are invited to join us for a brown-bag lunch during International Education Week to share program models, what preparation is involved, and the challenges and rewards for faculty and students. For more information, contact Julie Walkin, Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu.

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife fall seminar: Ed Bowles, Fish Division Administrator, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Salem, will speak on “Oregon’s Coastal Conservation Plan: A Walk on the Wild (and Hatchery) Side,” Nov. 19, 4 – 5 p.m., Nash 206.

International Collaborative Problem-Solving: HE and PCMI @ OSU: MU Journey Room, Learn about OSU’s new Humanitarian Engineering program and the newly expanded Peace Corps Master’s International programs, both of which are designed to build a legacy of international collaboration amongst global professionals for sustainable solutions and community building. Wed., Nov. 19, 4 to 5 p.m.  For more information, contact Kendra Sharp, Kendra.sharp@oregonstate.edu.

Public Outreach Meetings: All are welcome to attend the OSU District Plan Public Outreach Meetings that OSU is hosting Dec. 4 (noon-1:30 p.m., at MU Multipurpose Room #13 and 7-8:30 p.m. at  Chintimini Senior and Community Center). The results of the feedback received at the OSU District Plan Open Houses in October will be summarized and shared, along with progress updates and other relevant information regarding development of the District Plan.  Contact David Dodson for more information at 541-737-8503.

News for Employees

NEW! STEM Academy AWSEM (Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math) Clubs for 6th-12th grade girls. Middle School Club meets Tuesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., from Jan. 27–March 3. High School Club meets Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm, from Jan. 28–March 4. Topics: Genetics, Civil Engineering, Beyond the Microscope, Engineering & Computer Science, Zoology, and Toxicology. Undergraduate women studying science and engineering at OSU will lead and be mentors for the clubs. To register: http://academy.engr.oregonstate.edu. For questions, call 541-737-8139 or email STEM.academy@oregonstate.edu. Cost is $85. Tuition assistance, scholarships available.

Library alert: Check-out or renew your research materials before Thanksgiving break.  A library account freeze will occur on Sunday, Nov. 30 as OSU Libraries transition to a new library system. Transactions at the Circulation desk will be processed manually during the freeze, but online accounts and catalog items may not reflect real-time information during the migration. More information about the change is available.  Please ask us for help by phone, on chat or in person.

The Source: The Fall edition of The Source, OSU College of Agricultural Sciences’ e-newsletter, is now available at this link. This edition brings stories of many great things to celebrate in the College of Agricultural Sciences.

Native American readers needed: Waylon Lenk of State University of New York and member of the Karuk Tribe will be on campus winter term directing readings of two plays by First Nations dramatists Yvette Nolan and Drew Taylor.  The readings will take place in the winter term at the Native American Longhouse (NAL) Eena Haws. Native American readers are being sought. You do not have to be an experienced actor, just willing to learn and share your time. Contact Natchee Barnd, Natchee.Barnd@oregonstate.edu or Charlotte Headrick cheadrick@oregonstate.edu.

Search Advocate training: Four Search Advocate full-day workshops are now available.  Be prepared to work with search committees by completing this workshop covering strategies to enhance validity, fairness, and diversity in the search process.  Instead of requiring the typical two-workshop series (totaling 10 hours), this workshop is a single day ( 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., breakfast and lunch included).  Register at the OSU Professional Development website http://oregonstate.edu/training/index.php for one of the following offerings: Dec. 1 in Clatskanie, Dec. 15 or 17 in Corvallis, or Jan. 9 at North Willamette Research and Extension Center.  Questions?  Contact Anne Gillies anne.gillies@oregonstate.edu, 541-737-0865.

Call for event submissions for the 2015 MLK Celebration: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Planning Committee welcomes you to join us in empowering ordinary people to create extraordinary change for the 33rd annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. The celebration, Monday, Jan. 12 – Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, will consist of OSU community events submitted by members like you. To submit an event, visit the MLK Celebration 2015 Event Registration Page. Submissions are due by Friday, Dec. 19.

Jobs

To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

Office Specialist 2 – Copyright Specialist: Printing and Mailing Services invites applications for a part-time (.50 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist 2, Posting #0013297.  Closes Nov. 18.

Office Specialist 2 – The KidSpirit Program in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, limited duration Office Specialist 2. Posting #0013309. Closes Nov. 18.

Project Coordinator –The Office of Registrar invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Project Coordinator, Posting #0013261. Closes Nov. 18.

Two full-time Academic Year (10 Month) Cook 2 positions for University Housing & Dining Services at Oregon State University.  Starting wage $13.40 hourly plus benefits.  Requires 2 years full time experience as a commercial cook, or an associate’s degree in Food Service Management or Foods and Hospitality Service. Posting #0013322 Closes Nov. 19.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene.  Posting # 0013303. Closes Nov. 19.

Education Program Assistant 1– Extension family and community health invites applications for a part-time, (.95 FTE),  Education Program Assistant 1 position located in Eugene.  Posting #0013287. Closes Nov. 19.

The Auxiliaries & Activities Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Accountant 1 position. The department will begin review of applications in the University’s Accountant 1 pool on Nov. 21.  Interested parties should apply to posting #0013180 no later than 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 20.

The Department of Public Safety at Oregon State University is seeking applicants for one Campus Public Safety Dispatcher.  This is a permanent full time position. Posting # 0013301. Closing date is Nov. 20.

The University Administrative Business Center (UABC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Human Resources Consultant 1 position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Business Center Manager. Posting #0013314 . Closes Nov. 21.

Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head Librarian of the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport, Oregon. Posting #0013234. Closes Nov. 21.

Office Specialist 1 Pool – The Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences will begin review of applications in the University’s Office Specialist 1 pool on Nov. 25.  Posting #0013078.  Closes Nov. 22.

Outreach Program Coordinator (Small Farms Coordinator)– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.49 FTE), Small Farms Coordinator position located in Central Point. Posting # 0013249. Closes Nov. 22.

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Purchasing Analyst 3 position for Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management (PCMM), a unit within Business Affairs at Oregon State University (OSU). This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately one-year from the appointment begin date. Posting #0013320 . Closes Nov. 24.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for part-time (.49 FTE), 12-month, academic wage-hourly position as Faculty Research Assistant.  This position is anticipated to last for 3 months.  Posting #0013305.  Closes Nov. 24.

The College of Veterinary Medicine seeks a full time Animal Attendant for employment in the Small Animal Hospital.  Posting #0013346. Closes Nov. 25.

Office Manager 1 (Internal Employment Opportunity) – Linn County Extension invites applications for a full-time, (1.0 FTE), Office Manager 1 position located in Albany.  Posting # 0013325. Closes Nov. 25.

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position as an Education Support Programmer.  Posting #0013290.  Closes Nov. 26.

General Counsel – The Office of the President invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term, General Counsel position. Posting #0013236. Closes for full consideration Nov. 30.

The College of Science Information Network (COSINe) Department invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Director position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.  Posting # 0013243. Closes Nov. 30.

Outreach Program Coordinator– Jackson County Extension Office invites applications for a part-time, (.75 FTE), Land Steward/Natural Resource Coordinator position located in Central Point.  Posting # 0013296. Closes Nov. 30.

The Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Forest Economics. Posting #0013255. For full consideration, apply by Nov. 30. Closes Dec. 31.

Property Specialist 2 – University Housing & Dining Services (UHDS) invites applications for a full-time, 10-month Property Specialist 2 position.  Posting # 0013350.  Closing date is Dec 1.

Administrative Program Specialist– Extension Service Admin invites applications for a part-time, (.50 FTE), limited duration, Administrative Program Specialist Posting # 0013326. Closes Dec. 1.

Assistant Dean – The Graduate School invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Success position.  Posting #0013307.  Closes Dec. 1.

Assistant Professor of Architecture and Wood Design – The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, in the College of Forestry, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Architecture and Wood Design.  Posting # 0013122, screening of candidates will begin Dec. 1 and will continue until position is filled.

The Department of Crop and Soil Science invites applications for a full time (1.0 FTE), 12-month position as Administrative Assistant to the Department Head.  This is an OSU Internal Employment Opportunity. Posting #0013278. Closes Dec. 3.

The Office of VP of Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term Conflict of Interest (COI) Specialist position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Vice President for Research. Posting #0013295. Closes Dec. 3.

Analyst Programmer:  OSU Specialized Admin Services has an opening for one full-time, 1.0 FTE, Analyst Programmer, Competency Level 3 (Senior Developer) to assist in supporting IT initiatives for groups with Finance and Administration at Oregon State University. Posting #0013331. Closes Dec. 15.

Assistant Professor – The School of Arts and Communication invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor of Media and Rhetoric position. Posting #0013327. Closes Dec. 15.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Statistics invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track Professor position. Posting #0013299. Closes Jan. 15.

The Department of Nuclear Engineering at Oregon State University invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Research Associate position. Posting #0013306.  Closing date is Jan. 15, 2015.

Assistant Professor – The Department of Horticulture invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor of Applied Genomics and Bioinformatics position. Posting #0013285. Closes Jan. 25, 2015.

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position. This position will teach five undergraduate and graduate courses, on a trimester system, in global (non-western) related film electives and film theory. Posting #0013155. Closes Jan. 30, 2015.

Senior Institutional Research Analyst – Institutional Research invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Senior Institutional Research Analyst position. Posting #0013220. Closes Feb. 28, 2015.

Traffic and maintenance

Ralph Miller Drive: As part of the Indoor Golf Facility, Ralph Miller Dr. will be closed from 26th Street to the West side of Gill Coliseum on Nov. 19, from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fortis Construction Co. will have a crane placed in the road for the delivery of steel to the second floor of Gill Coliseum. The walkways on the south side of Gill Coliseum will also be closed.

Parking lot closure: An area of the parking lot between 26th Street and Park Terrace (View Map) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Thursday Nov. 20,  for tree work.

Advance Notice:  Two-hour power outage; Sackett Hall, Weigand Hall, Seed Lab, James E. Oldfield Animal Teaching Facility, Hogg Metabolism Buildings; 349, 350, 351, 357, 358, Clark Laboratory,  Radiation Center, Swine Barn, Dairy Barn & Residence, East & West Greenhouse and Poultry Center. Dec. 14, 8 to 10 a.m.

Weather

Corvallis: It’s coming on winter, faster than we’d probably like, but we’ll be warming up for a bit this week. Sunny today, high of 46. Slight chance of rain tonight, low of 31. Rain likely tomorrow.

Central Oregon: Sunny today with a high of 34. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low of 24. Slight chance of freezing rain on Wednesday.

Newport: Mostly sunny today, high of 54, low of 45. Chance of rain tonight and rain tomorrow.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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